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Neil Young: Climate change greater threat than IS

Neil Young: Climate change greater threat than IS

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) --In an interview with Howard Stern, rocker Neil Young took the opportunity to discuss not only music but his other passion -- the environment.
Brooks Hays
Minnie Driver details new album 'Ask Me to Dance'

Minnie Driver details new album 'Ask Me to Dance'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 2 (UPI) --Minnie Driver's new album "Ask Me to Dance" includes covers of songs by Elliott Smith, The Cure and Frank Sinatra.
Annie Martin
Bob Dylan is named MusiCares Person of the Year

Bob Dylan is named MusiCares Person of the Year

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 24 (UPI) --Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan is to be honored as the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year at a benefit gala dinner and concert Feb. 6.
Karen Butler
UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 22, 2014
By United Press International
Neil Young reportedly dating Daryl Hannah

Neil Young reportedly dating Daryl Hannah

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12 (UPI) --Singer Neil Young has reportedly begun dating actress Daryl Hannah two weeks after filling for divorce from his wife of 36 years, Pegi Young.
Veronica Linares
Monday night: Year's final supermoon

Monday night: Year's final supermoon

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 (UPI) --The supermoon is making an encore on Monday, its last appearance before its perigee -- the portion of its orbit closest to Earth -- and 2014 slowly fade away.
Brooks Hays
Neil Young files for divorce from wife of 36 years

Neil Young files for divorce from wife of 36 years

SAN MATEO, Calif., Aug. 27 (UPI) --Neil Young has entered a petition for dissolution of marriage from his wife of 36 years and longtime music collaborator, Pegi Young.
Veronica Linares
Neil Young, Willie Nelson to protest pipeline with concert

Neil Young, Willie Nelson to protest pipeline with concert

NELIGH, Neb., Aug. 19 (UPI) --Neil Young and Willie Nelson will headline a "Harvest the Hope" concert in September to protest the proposed Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska.
Annie Martin
Neil Young cancels Tel Aviv concert

Neil Young cancels Tel Aviv concert

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 13 (UPI) --Neil Young canceled concert in Tel Aviv due to hostilities.
Danielle Haynes
Jimmy Fallon channels Neil Young, performs 'Fancy' with Crosby, Stills & Nash

Jimmy Fallon channels Neil Young, performs 'Fancy' with Crosby, Stills & Nash

NEW YORK, July 8 (UPI) --Jimmy Fallon revived his Neil Young impression Monday to cover Iggy Azalea hit "Fancy" with Crosby, Stills & Nash.
Annie Martin
Meryl Streep to star as opera legend Maria Callas in 'Master Class'

Meryl Streep to star as opera legend Maria Callas in 'Master Class'

NEW YORK, June 18 (UPI) --Meryl Streep will star as opera legend Maria Callas in an HBO adaptation of Terrence McNally's play "Master Class."
Annie Martin
Supernova discovery reveals how giant Wolf-Rayet stars die

Supernova discovery reveals how giant Wolf-Rayet stars die

BERKELEY, Calif., May 21 (UPI) --A new detailed study of a supernova has allowed scientist to connect the blast with a specific dying stay, a Nitrogen-rich Wolf Rayet star.
Brooks Hays
Neil Young records Willy Nelson's 'Crazy' on 'Tonight Show'

Neil Young records Willy Nelson's 'Crazy' on 'Tonight Show'

NEW YORK, May 19 (UPI) --Neil Young "made history" on Monday May 12, as he performed and pressed a vinyl during an appearance on "The Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon.
Veronica Linares
Cowboys, Indians and Neil Young voice opposition to Keystone XL Pipeline

Cowboys, Indians and Neil Young voice opposition to Keystone XL Pipeline

WASHINGTON, April 26 (UPI) -- Musician Neil Young joined the Cowboy and Indian Alliance and other activists who have been camped out on the National Mall protesting the Keystone pipeline.
Brooks Hays
Neil Young's PonoMusic music service will debut this week

Neil Young's PonoMusic music service will debut this week

AUSTIN, Texas, March 10 (UPI) -- Neil Young will debut his music service, PonoMusic, and its accompanying device later this week.
Annie Martin
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Neil Young performs in concert at San Diego State University's Cox Arena on October 29, 2008. (UPI Photo/Roger Williams)
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Neil Percival Young, OC, OM (born November 12, 1945) is a Canadian singer and songwriter who is widely regarded as one of the most influential musicians of his generation. Young began performing as a solo artist in Canada in 1960, before moving to California in 1966, where he co-founded the band Buffalo Springfield along with Stephen Stills, and later joined Crosby, Stills & Nash as a fourth member in 1969. He then forged a successful and acclaimed solo career, releasing his first album in 1968; his career has since spanned over 40 years and 34 studio albums, with a continual and uncompromising exploration of musical styles. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website describes Young as "one of rock and roll’s greatest songwriters and performers". He has been inducted into the Hall of Fame twice: first as a solo artist in 1995, and secondly as a member of Buffalo Springfield in 1997.

Young's work is characterized by his distinctive guitar work, deeply personal lyrics and signature falsetto/tenor singing voice. Although he accompanies himself on several different instruments, including piano and harmonica, his idiosyncratic electric and clawhammer acoustic guitar playing are the defining characteristics of a varyingly ragged and melodic sound. While Young has experimented with differing music styles, including swing and electronic music throughout a varied career, his best known work usually falls into two primary styles: acoustic folk and country rock, or amplified hard rock in collaboration with the band Crazy Horse. Young has also adopted elements from newer styles such as alternative rock and grunge. His influence on the latter caused some to dub him the "Godfather of Grunge".

Young has directed (or co-directed) a number of films using the pseudonym Bernard Shakey, including Journey Through the Past (1973), Rust Never Sleeps (1979), Human Highway (1982), Greendale (2003), and CSNY/Déjà Vu (2008). He is currently working on a documentary about electric car technology, tentatively titled Linc/Volt. The project involves a 1959 Lincoln Continental converted to hybrid technology, which Young plans to drive to Washington, D.C. as an environmentalist example to lawmakers there.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Neil Young."
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